Accession Number : AD0680934

Title :   AN INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS STUDY OF THE FACILITIES PLANNING PROCESS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Gutierrez,Luis Teodoro

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : This is a study on the dynamics of the facilities planning process and its influence on the potential growth of the organization. The investigation is carried out by means of an industrial dynamics simulation model. IBM's CSMP (Continuous System Modeling Program) is used as the simulation language. The results of the investigation indicate that, all other things being equal, the performance of the facilities planning function is critical in determining the actual growth pattern of the organization. It is further concluded that the industrial dynamics formulation of the facilities planning problem should prove to be a valuable planning tool to the practicing industrial engineer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, OPERATIONS RESEARCH), DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FLOW CHARTING, INVENTORY CONTROL, HANDLING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE